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Regime change in Qatar increasingly likely, says Al Hail

Regime change in Qatar increasingly likely, says Al Hail

Dubai: The Gulf diplomatic crisis, involving an embargo on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt (GC3+1), is expected to stretch into 2018, bringing food and commodity shortages, civil unrest and even a potential coup or foreign intervention in Qatar. This is the conclusion of an exclusive research paper published by the organisers [...]

New Qatar Service Connects to Kuwait

New Qatar Service Connects to Kuwait

Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate, has continued to extend its international reach after launching its first ever direct feeder service between Qatar and Kuwait, according to Gulf Times. The Kuwait Qatar Express Service (KQX) will start running between Hamad Port in Qatar and Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait once a week using a [...]

The truth about Qatar

The truth about Qatar

Gary Wasserman’s book on his time in Qatar, “The Doha Experiment: Arab Kingdom, Catholic College, Jewish Teacher,” will be published this fall. The Qatar I lived in for eight years is unrecognizable from the television ads running in Washington. In these Saudi-sponsored spots, Trump administration officials denounce Qatar’s aid to [...]

Qatar is buying 7 navy vessels from Italy for $5.91 billion

Qatar is buying 7 navy vessels from Italy for $5.91 billion

(Reuters) - Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro ($5.91 billion) deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani made the announcement at a news conference with his Italian counterpart Angelino [...]

Qatar Buys Italian Warships as Persian Gulf Crisis Deepens

Qatar Buys Italian Warships as Persian Gulf Crisis Deepens

DOHA, Qatar — Qatar agreed on Wednesday to buy seven Italian warships at a cost of nearly $6 billion in the latest example of checkbook defiance by the gas-rich country in its two-month-old feud with four neighboring Arab countries. The military deal between Qatar and Italy, announced by the foreign ministers of both countries in Doha, [...]

Football great Maradona backs use of video technology

Football great Maradona backs use of video technology

Reuters London: Diego Maradona (pictured) has backed the use of video assistant referees (VARs) in soccer even though he is aware that his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal would not have stood if the technology had existed during his heyday. The goal during the 1986 World Cup quarter-final between Argentina and England is one of the most [...]

Qatar: UN should play a role in resolving Gulf crisis

Qatar: UN should play a role in resolving Gulf crisis

Qatar's foreign minister also accused the four Arab countries that have blockaded Doha of violating international law. Qatar's foreign minister called on Thursday for the United Nations to help resolve the Gulf crisis and accused the four Arab countries that have imposed a blockade on Doha of violating international law. Sheikh [...]

How will Qatar-Gulf crisis shape the region’s economy?

In a now widely discredited 1990s-era theory of international relations, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman advanced the argument that no two countries with a McDonald's would go to war with one another. The logic behind the so-called "Golden Arches Theory" suggested that states with economies that were strong and stable enough to support [...]

Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Associated Press JAKARTA: Police questioned the Indonesian business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump at length on Friday over allegations he sent threatening text messages to a deputy attorney general. A smiling Hary Tanoesoedibjo arrived at the national police's Criminal Investigation Agency in central Jakarta in the morning and [...]

Qatar rejects Saudi-led group’s allegations

Qatar rejects Saudi-led group’s allegations

Qatar has expressed regret over false claims in statements issued by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Cairo and Jeddah, describing the accusations by the anti-Doha quartet as defamation. Qatar's state news agency quoted a foreign ministry source as saying on Friday that the claims by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt about [...]

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